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anybody fishing freshwater?

PostPosted: May 7th, 2019, 7:06 am
by dropaline
anybody doing any catching?

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PostPosted: May 7th, 2019, 12:57 pm
by DixieReb
We're catching some nice creek bream up here in Ga. right now. They are bedding. :wink:

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PostPosted: May 10th, 2019, 7:15 am
by dropaline
thanks

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PostPosted: May 10th, 2019, 7:47 am
by silverking

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PostPosted: May 12th, 2019, 12:45 am
by BloodyChamp
I’m going all out mullet fishing at Goose Pasture tomorrow which will include bream fishing for atleast a couple hours while I leave the chum alone until the mullet arrive. The Goose Pasture mullet rarely cooperate but I took my dogs down there 1 evening last week and the water looked like rapids there were so many, and they jumped so often that the I got pictures of 2 different ones jumping while taking pictures at random of the place from the bank. I then went mullet fishing at Nutall Rise a couple days later and only a few mullet showed up. Then today I went to Nutall Rise after somebody told me about the salt block that people apparently use to chum mullet, and I say apparently because I didn’t chum a single 1 with it lol! So tomorrow will be Goose Pasture with the chum that I know works, and it will just be a matter of whether or not they cooperate. And if they don’t I’ll load up on yummy Stumpknockers and Redbreasts.

Re: anybody fishing freshwater?

PostPosted: May 12th, 2019, 7:05 am
by dropaline
good luck and fill a wash tub full!!!

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PostPosted: May 12th, 2019, 2:37 pm
by BloodyChamp
I flat out give up on the Goose Pasture mullet lol! Caught plenty of bream as usual and saw plenty of mullet but they’re just not interested in anything besides flying around like sub missiles in the water and hand grenades through the air.

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PostPosted: May 13th, 2019, 8:38 pm
by BloodyChamp
Went to Nutall Rise after Goose Pasture and for the first time ever didn’t see the first mullet. Now granted it’s not that hot yet which is when they really pour into the rivers. And the Aucilla is far from clear yet. But I can’t complain much since I just ate 9 of the yummiest bream ever out of Goose Pasture. Yummy yummy!

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PostPosted: May 17th, 2019, 9:32 am
by GusMccrae
I like to throw a net from the bank and maybe even wade a little. Does anyone have recommendations on tidal creeks like Hickory Mound or the surrounding area?
Taylor/Dixie County would be most convenient.

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PostPosted: May 24th, 2019, 1:37 pm
by BloodyChamp
Hickory Mound is loaded with mullet and other goodies basically at all times. It’s also loaded with rocks though, but I do know a guy who knows how to throw a small castnet out and bring it up with fish in it before it hits the rocks. This guy is 1 of the all time greats though.

As for the bream fishing I had a cool trip Tuesday down the upper Aucilla. I don’t think I’d ever done this before but I ended up with 16 fat Stumpknockers, 1 of which was Bluebream sized, and I didn’t catch a single Redbreast. As a matter of fact the only other fish I caught were tiny Stumpknockers and 2 tiny bass. And a Blackfish. I don’t think I’ve ever only caught 1 type of bream in a day on any river.

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PostPosted: May 26th, 2019, 11:25 am
by GusMccrae
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Hagen’s Cove 5-26-19
A lot of smaller mullet. Not many of the big black ones in there. Gin clear water made tougher work. Got 28.between me and BIL.

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PostPosted: May 26th, 2019, 12:40 pm
by big bend gyrene
For a number of reasons, done more freshwater fishing out of the pond this year than saltwater fishing.

Correction, I've PADDLED Bman around more than anything. He's had pretty good luck during his visits.

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Bman had enough luck during his first trip that he brought his Dad the next go round and again had fair luck. Trying to do some pond management, we actually targeted smaller bass in an effort to dent the smaller fish population a bit.

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Within last week or so warmouth started congregating around the dock. Sure some pretty coloration on them. Was actually trying to snag bass and using 4" craw bait when I caught the warmouth.

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PostPosted: May 26th, 2019, 12:54 pm
by big bend gyrene
Should add that if anyone likes speckled cats, just let me know and I'll gladly catch a mess when I can find time and arrange for pick-up (or even delivery if I have time).

Only caveat is I'll leave the cleaning to the recipient. SaltyGator took a mess last year and gifted them to a friend and pretty sure the report he got back was that they cooked up good. :beer:

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PostPosted: May 26th, 2019, 1:09 pm
by silverking
I want to see the pix of bman paddling and you in the bow. Probably more documented shots of Big Foot and the Lock Ness Monster than that scenario, though. :lol:

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PostPosted: May 26th, 2019, 1:21 pm
by big bend gyrene
silverking wrote:I want to see the pix of bman paddling and you in the bow. Probably more documented shots of Big Foot and the Lock Ness Monster than that scenario, though. :lol:

He can try correcting me if I'm wrong (and about 100% sure I'm not!)... but in five years I've owned the place, and that's with a trip made together EVEN BEFORE BUYING IT, don't think he's ever touched a paddle other... OTHER THAN HANDING ONE TO ME. :smt010